Youth Ministry Lessons: It seems like the word “bully” is becoming commonplace in the vocabulary of children and teenagers as more and more youth are facing the problem, both physically and throughout cyberspace.
Hazing in high school used to be assumed. It used to be a rite of passage into a certain sports team or school club and the idea was simple: do something to initiate (a.k.a. humiliate) new inductees to make them earn their place on the team or the group.
Youth Group Resources: The next time you go to the movie theatre or pop in a DVD at home, take a few minutes to consider how much alcohol consumption the movie portrays, and take note of specific brands of alcohol the actors are consuming in the movie.
Youth Ministry: If you asked a teenager to define the word “cheating”, chances are you might be surprised. With the rise of technology, teens are engaging in behavior that, while fitting the textbook definition of cheating, is so commonplace that it isn’t a big deal.
Youth Ministry Resources: Some people are saying that a Master’s Degree is the new Bachelor’s meaning that the standard of academic achievement has been raised. It seems that a college degree is simply not enough to have an advantage in the marketplace.
Youth Ministry: Tattoos are becoming more common place, while some people don’t care for them, we can all agree that an adult can consent to the permanence of a tattoo if they wish. But what about a 10 year old?
As obesity rates keep rising, it seems like everyone has an opinion on what the average American should be eating, how much they should be eating and when they should be eating it.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Divorce is an ugly reality in America and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. The fact that almost fifty percent of marriages end means that thousands of children in the United States are left in single parent homes.